Michael Formanek The Distance

Michael Formanek - The Rub and Spare Change  Music

Posted by Juma at Feb. 25, 2011
Michael Formanek - The Rub and Spare Change

Michael Formanek - The Rub and Spare Change
EAC > FLAC | tracks | Log + CUE | cover scans | ~400 MB incl. recovery (4 files)
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Modern creative | Label: ECM (ecm 2167) | Year: 2010

ECM debut for Michael Formanek, whose formidable bass has propelled groups from the Mingus Big Band to Tim Berne’s Bloodcount and has backed artists as diverse as Chet Baker and Elvis Costello. A bandleader and composer in his own right, he is heard here with some highly-talented colleagues in an outgoing programme of his own pieces, whose unorthodox constructions set up strong solos and fiery group interaction.
Michael Formanek, Ensemble Kolossus - The Distance (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Michael Formanek, Ensemble Kolossus - The Distance (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 71:19 minutes | 770 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Distance represents a grand creative leap for bassist-composer Michael Formanek, following two widely lauded ECM releases featuring his quartet with Tim Berne, Craig Taborn and Gerald Cleaver. The new album showcases his texturally rich compositions for the dynamic 18-piece big band he has playfully dubbed Ensemble Kolossus. The project saw some of the most distinctive musicians on the New York scene bonding to realize Formaneks epic design, as he re-imagined what a big-band can be. Channeling sounds from the classic to the modern, he also composed for individual soloists in the Ellingtonian tradition.
Bob Degen / Michael Formanek / Bill Stewart ‎– Catability (1998) {Enja}

Bob Degen / Michael Formanek / Bill Stewart ‎– Catability (1998) {Enja}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Scans 200dpi | 367MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 150MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Post-Bop

PA-born pianist Degen has a hell of a resume: in the 60's, he lived in Germany, playing with expatriates Art Farmer & Leo Wright, returned to the USA where he had a trio with Paul Motian & Gary Peacock (unrecorded) and played in Buddy DeFranco's Glenn Miller Band, then returned to Germany & joined Albert Mangelsdorf's group. In '97, he braved Brooklyn to make this fine trio date. The easiest way to sum up Degen's style is a cross between early-to-mid-'70s Bill Evans with late 60's / early '70s McCoy Tyner: full-bodied, two-handed sound and consistently lyrical without ever being predictable. He's at his most Evans-esque on "Ode to Sammy Davis Jr." and recalls Herbie Nichols on "Round Trip". Formanek rules, playing Scott Lafaro to Degen's Evans (though neither are mere knock-offs).
Michael Formanek - Small Places (2012) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/88,2kHz]

Michael Formanek - Small Places (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 71:21 minutes | 1,31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

'Small Places' is double-bassist/composer Michael Formanek’s follow-up to The Rub and Spare Change, his widely lauded ECM debut as a leader. The new album features the same powerhouse band of longtime confreres, with Formanek in seemingly telepathic league with saxophonist Tim Berne, pianist Craig Taborn and drummer Gerald Cleaver. If anything, Small Places is a step beyond this quartet’s first release, with the compositions and improvisation blending so that a listener is scarcely able to tell where one leaves off and the other begins. Earthy yet atmospheric, this is jazz alive with dark-hued melody and bone-deep rhythms, rich in dynamic possibility and the sound of surprise.
Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Adiós Señor Pussycat (2017)

Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Adiós Señor Pussycat (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 256.15 Mb + 24.06 Mb (Scans) | 44:19
Pop Rock | Country: UK | Label: Violette Records - VIO-021-CD

Michael William “Mick” Head (born 24 November 1961), is an English singer-songwriter and musician from Liverpool, England. He is most famous as the lead singer and songwriter for Shack and the Pale Fountains, both of which also feature his younger brother John Head. Though the band never achieved mainstream success, they have a strong following and NME have described him as “a lost genius and among the most gifted British songwriters of his generation.” After touring for a while with childhood heroes Love, Head went on to form Michael Head & The Strands, again with brother John on guitar. In 1997, they released the critically acclaimed album The Magical World of the Strands. 2008 was a relatively quiet one for Head, starting with Shack being part of Liverpool, The Musical, which was part of the European City of Culture celebrations and ending with another new venture, Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band.

The Brand Gap: How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at Nov. 29, 2017
The Brand Gap: How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design

The Brand Gap: How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design by Marty Neumeier
English | 2005 | ISBN: 0321348109 | 208 Pages | PDF | 7.2 MB

The Brand Gap is the first book to present a unified theory of brand-building.
Going the Distance: Impulse für die Interkulturelle Qualitative Sozialforschung (Repost)

Going the Distance: Impulse für die Interkulturelle Qualitative Sozialforschung By Richard Bettmann
2013 | 313 Pages | ISBN: 3658008709 | PDF | 2 MB

Michael Jackson - The Motown Years ...His Greatest Hits (1988)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 29, 2017
Michael Jackson - The Motown Years ...His Greatest Hits (1988)

Michael Jackson - The Motown Years …His Greatest Hits (1988)
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 423 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 176 Mb
Scans Included (PNG, 400 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Funk, Soul | Silver Eagle Records #SED-10722

The biggest pop star of the '80s, and one of the most popular artists of all time, with a brilliant, soulful voice and breathtaking dance moves. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist at the time of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.

BBC - Michael Fish: The Great Storm and Me (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Oct. 23, 2017
BBC - Michael Fish: The Great Storm and Me (2017)

BBC - Michael Fish: The Great Storm and Me (2017)
HDTV | 1280x656 | .MKV/AVC @ 2933 Kbps | 26 min 4 s | 559 MiB
Audio: English AAC 64 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Michael Fish presents a special programme in which he retraces the route of the storm from Dorset to Sussex, visiting some of the places left devastated by the 1987 storm.
Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson) - Convallaria (2016) {Cuneiform Records RUNE 415}

Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson) - Convallaria (2016) {Cuneiform Records RUNE 415}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 401 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 171 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Cuneiform Records / Thumbscrew | RUNE 415
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Creative / Experimental / Improvisation

Three hyper-progressive improvisational jazz and cross-genre artists push the envelope again on their 2nd album for Cuneiform Records. The musicians' busy schedules via numerous and largely prolific solo and group-based projects have rocketed their respective artistries into the limelight, especially ECM recording artist Michael Formanek (bass) who for the past several decades has become a household name within these circles. Nonetheless, it's an adventurous exploration, led by guitarist Mary Halvorson's signature phraseology, comprised of extended lines that vaporize into the cosmos amid her diminutive note-bending jaunts and so on. Here, drummer Tomas Fujiwara generates a buoyant underpinning with colorful accents in parallel with Formanek's fluid and powerful support.